The sun dips low in the sky, a myriad of golden, purple, and orange hues illuminating the beach as it vanishes until tomorrow. You breathe in deeply and exhale—what an exit. And just as the famed celestial sight has left its mark upon the town of Sunset Beach, you wonder, how will this stretch of sand in North Carolina leave its mark on you? If the city’s name is any indication, you expect to witness some of the most miraculous sunsets of your lifetime, a suspicion that will be confirmed every evening as you leave your Sunset Beach hotel to watch the great fiery orb go down.
Thousands of people have sought out the sandy stretch of land between Sunset Beach and nearby Bird Island to find the lone mailbox that houses the secrets of several generations. A quick walk from the Sunset Beach pier and you see it: the Kindred Spirit. This charming local legend is something of a guardian for the sunny beach community, but it’s a sweet release for visitors, as well. Open the hatch and reach inside. Notebooks and pens greet your tired, salty finger. Are you inspired to write a message like so many before you?
It matters not if you pen something motivational, a long-forgotten apology, or a nonsensical poem; what matters is that you left your mark within the Kindred Spirit and experienced Sunset Beach. The anonymous notes of those before you will make you feel as if you know these strangers as you leaf through heartfelt messages, only pausing to watch the daily spectacle the town is known for—sunset. As twilight fades into night, use one of our Sunset Beach rental cars to return to your accommodation. Although the staff at hotels in Sunset Beach, NC might not tell you that they’ve also felt something stir deep inside them after writing in the Kindred Spirit, it’s safe to assume they have.
With a newly cleared mind and the smell of salt water still lingering, trade in hotels near Sunset Beach, NC for the hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach. You’re not entirely certain that you can experience two spiritual awakenings during one period of roaming, but you’re more than willing to attempt it. After securing tantalizing Myrtle Beach hotel deals, stroll down to the South Carolina sand and wait for revelations to strike you as the waves roll in, washing over you like the glorious sunsets in Sunset Beach.